geothermal energy

It may be hard to believe, but the earth holds enough energy that is absorbed from the sun to provide 500 times the energy that everyone on earth needs! At Heat and Cool, we offer the Bryant®Geothermal Comfort Systems – harnessing some of that energy for your heating and cooling while saving you energy and money in the process.

Earth’s free energy source – For every one unit of energy that one of our geothermal operating units uses, your home will actually yield five units. In most cases, you will recover installation and start-up costs within the first few years as you harness the free energy that Earth provides.  Additionally, geothermal units don’t have as many moving parts as a typical HVAC system and will not only last longer, but also provide you with overall more reliability.

The Basic Set-Up – There are four basic ways that a whole-home heating and cooling Bryant®Geothermal system can be set up. The first three configurations are considered “closed loop” – the pipes are either installed horizontally, vertically, or in a pond if nearby water is available. This type of system uses re-circulated fluid that works to heat and cool your home. If your home has an existing well, your system can be set up through that water source and then discharged to a nearby drainage ditch or pond.  Heat and Cool will be with you each step of the way to determine which system works best.

Finding the best Bryant®Geothermal system – An authorized dealer will come to your home and determine which of the geothermal options are right for you. We do this with Byant GeoDesigner software that will help determine the proper size and loop that your home needs – the software takes many factors into consideration.  Depending on the size of your lot and the characteristics of your soil, Bryant®Geothermal has the products that will match your particular heating and cooling needs.  You can even choose to supplement your existing heating unit with a geothermal unit and increase heating efficiency by having a dual system.

Just remember, Heat and Cool is happy to explain each of these options and choices to further discuss any questions you may have.